Florence Crittenton has announced that Chrissy Metz will be the keynote speaker at the 16th Annual Teaming Up for Girls Luncheon on March 22 at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn. The event annually invites a speakers and honorees who relate to the young women they serve and their struggles.
Metz plays Kate, a woman struggling with her weight, eating habits and body image, on the critically acclaimed hit NBC series This is Us. From Homestead, Fla., Metz is the middle child of five siblings. She moved to Japan as an infant and lived there for nine years before moving back to the U.S., speaking Japanese before she even spoke English. After being discovered in Gainesville, Fla., at a local talent event that she originally attended as a chaperone for her sister, she packed up and moved to Los Angeles to find her way into entertainment.